Is Someone Keeping YOU Up at Night Due to Snoring?

Snoring on it's own is not harmful but if it a symptom of OSA or Obstructive Sleep Apnea it could be deadly.
Snoring is caused by air trying to get through a narrowed air passage in your throat while sleeping.

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder characterized by abnormal pauses in breathing or times of abnormally low breathing, while at sleep. Each pause in breathing, called an apnea, can last from a few seconds to minutes, and may occur 5 to 40 times or more an hour. Similarly, each abnormally low breathing event is called a hypopnea. These low or cessations in breathing cause your oxygen level in your blood to lower to a dangerous level. You are starving your heart, brain and other tissues of oxygen.

Sleep apnea is diagnosed with an overnight sleep test called a polysomnogram, or "sleep study". There are treatments ranging from dental appliances to wearing a CPAP mask while sleeping to treat the condition successfully. We can refer you to a sleep center.

If untreated, your are at greater risk for:

  • A MVA from falling asleep driving
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart Disease
  • Obesity
  • Stroke
  • Death
  • Increases your risk for OSA:

  • A soft palate that is elongated
  • Large tonsils and adenoids in children
  • Large neck (17+" for men & 16+" for women)
  • Large tongue, which falls back & blocks the airway
  • Retruded or small chin
  • Is the CPAP not working for you or a loved one?

    Have you been diagnosed with OSA and do not wear your CPAP?

    You may be able to wear an Oral appliance. Please Call us at 312-266-0044.

    If you or a loved one has any of these characteristics or you have witnessed OSA please give our office a call at 312-266-0044.

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